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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,724 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,724
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,137 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-1998)
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Photo of speter
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy gold with a two-finger fluffy white head that fades with moderate lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with honey.

T: This is *the* reference tripel, even if it is Canadian. There is an amazing malt backbone that the yeast overlays with a spicy Belgian character, complete with honey, pepper and other spices.

M: I don't know how to characterize it. There's an explosion with every sip. Full bodied and brilliantly carbonated. I want to brew this beer.

D: Any day of the year. Period.

Photo of Cwrw
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a violent pop the cork came out, and out poured some liquid gold. The beer itself is thick, although pale looking, and pleasantly sedimentary and unclear, becoming more so with each glass from the 750 ml. Apple juice colouration, dull orange or yellow; I have seen better and more unique appearances in other Unibroue beers. It is still attractive, nonetheless. The head is near uncontrollable, gargantuan, soapy, bright aspirin-white, with good longevity. Soapy lace, large bubbles. The aroma is earthy yeast, citrus, coriander, apples, peaches, and actually reminded me of Hoegaarden, with more complexity. Belgian taste, slightly metallic, strong yeast, citrus, champagne-like, sweet on the front and surprisingly bitter on the finish, leaving a dry, port or sherry aftertaste. Strong spices, almost peppery, but with good enough maltiness and hop-level, leaving a clove-numbness on the palate. Mouthfeel is h-e-a-v-y. This has a very gassy carbonation, and is quite dry, leaving a feel similar to scotch or whisky in the mouth, which would prevent me from consuming these overly often, but this said, it is quite drinkable for such a highly flavourable and strong beer. Conclusion: for me personally, not my favourite from Unibroue, but compared to other breweries, this is still an absolute dream to consume. This Unibroue beer only tastes less-than-extraordinary when compared to its own line of products. Still a spectacular beer from Quebec. I have yet to taste the equal of Unibroue in North America.

Photo of tozerm
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this from the bottle at our company Christmas party (I was in charge of the beer so it worked out nicely). I loved popping the cork and bumping a ceiling tile out of place when it jetted up from the bottle! Poured into the glass and got about 3/4 of an inch head. It looked like a nice wheat beer with bright straw yellow color. I got a hint of verbena in the nose. The flavor seemed to be a cross between a light sour belgian and a hefeweizen with lemon. Pretty darn refreshing for a relatively serious beer. Definitely would have it again and again.

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best by 01-12-14

A: clear, amber color with tons of tiny bubbles and incredible creamy, rocky head
S: medium to full nose - spritzy with characteristic fruity/estery qualities
T: nice balance, a bit sweeter than other tripels but not cloying, earthy with characteristic estery flavors
M: soft and pillowy

Photo of willjschmidt
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my La Fin Du Monde glass.

A: The hue is that of a pale golden color. Each subsequent pour results in a cloudier appearance due to the yeast releasing from the bottom of the bottle. A huge off-white head forms on the beer and mushrooms up through the neck of the glass. The head takes quite a while to subside but when it does it leaves behind quite a bit of lacing.

S: Sweet ripe light fruits followed by quite a bit of alcohol aroma.

T: The initial taste is that of slightly sweet ripe fruits from the malts. There is also quite a bit of yeast in there as well. Also some complex flavors from some light spices and floral accents. This is all followed by a lot of warming alcohol.

M: Active carbonation along with a lightly syrupy body.

D: This is a rather drinkable brew but the alcohol gets you in the end. A very potent beer and a very good example of the Belgian strong pale ale.

Photo of birchstick
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

La Fin Du Monde pours a golden yellow with a very nice, white head. It smells very sweet, with hints of corrainder, some spices, and some earthy tones as well. It tastes very good. I picked up a lot of the stuff I smelled, with a combination of fruits and cloves. This is very is easy to drink, and the 9% abv is very well-masked, making this brew even more enjoyable in you like high alcohol beers.

Photo of soulfly1492
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Spices as clove, pepper, and spicy yeast. Sweet esters, orange citrus, apple. Smells very sweet. No alcohol.

Appearance: Deep gold. Cloudy. Large bubbles sticking to the bottom of the glass, small bubbles rising. Pours a medium white head, which quickly dissipates leaving spotty foam in the center of the glass, with a layer around the rim. Little lacing. Fizzes like soda as the head dissipates.

Taste: Clove, banana and orange citrus, pepper spice. Complex malt flavor. No alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation. Light to medium body. Mildly drying. A bit creamy.

Overall: Complex. Bold enough. Extra smooth. Just had the Westmalle for the first time earlier this week, which is of course superior to this also impressive brew.

Photo of booga73
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a rocky thick head -- some lace, but not alot.

Smells of sweet fermented stone fruit, some spice, citrus, and a big whiff of alcohol.

Good alcohol punch on this one, with the sweet tropical fruit flavors, some yeastiness, and maltiness. Has a tart/sour note as well. Fairly clean finish.

Well carbonated and medium bodied, keeps this as drinkable as possible. This is a long-time sipper -- an one a night is enough for me. Good example of this style. Worth a try, more than once.

Photo of amvrana
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of brewcrew76
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden with 3 fingers of fluffy white head that eventually retreats to a ring of foam.

S - Clove , wheat, banana, lemon and citrus.

T - Sweet, bready, wheat malt, lemon, pear, peppery clove, yeasty, fruity, a hint tart but more sweet.

M - Medium body, well carbonated, mouth coating sweetness with a lingering spice.

D - A tasty tripel.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip.

A- pours a nice golden with a ridiculous 3" dense white head. Big clumps and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, big melon, citrus aromas followed by spices.

T- sweet caramel malts, citrus, cantaloupe, big Belgian yeast spices, and some warming at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice and smooth with slight booziness at the end that warms going down.

O- very good tripel and couldn't be a better day to drink it.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer several times. While I am impressed by the beer, I am not as overwhelmed as others. Poured from the bottle, the beer radiates a pleasant sour but fruity aroma. The scent gives a positive hint of what is to come. Giving a moderate head, the color is a cloudly golden color. The initial taste is a nice fruity sour flavor. It almost seems like a orange flavored Belgian. For some reason, I feel like the taste should be somewhat more complex. Being a Tripel, it is somewhat thick. Some might even describe it as being slightly chewy. There is some degree of spiciness in the aftertaste that is accompanied by a slight warming sensation as the beer goes down. While the aftertaste is mild, it does leave a pleasant reminder.

Photo of khiasmus
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a light gold with three fingers of tight, pure white head. Leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S- Citrus, malt, golden raisins, yeast, and white bread. A light, sweet, enjoyable nose.

T- Not as good as the nose, but still quite enjoyable. Malty sweet up front, quickly followed by citrus, a tinge of sour, some light balancing piney hops. Sweet but refreshing.

M- Crisp, clean, light, smooth, and refreshing.

D- Quite good, especially because of the light body and thoroughly refreshing nature.

Photo of Jparker37
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into perfect pint glass. Best before date of 3/8/14

A - Deep straw golden color. Pours a big off-white head with medium sized bubbles that receed to a nice cap of foam.

S - Has a great lemon zest smell to it. Some quieter spicy phonolic notes. Mild candy sweetness. The alcohol becomes aparent after the beer warms.

T - A little bit of lemon citrus comes across right away but begins to be sugary sweet. Finishes a little alcoholic but is hidden well throughout. Also a pretty dry finish.

M - Hits the heavy side of medium for body and has a nice prickly medium to high carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this beer alot. I tend to shy away from tripels, am usually not a fan but I have enjoyed this over other tripels I have had.

Photo of lonestar4lunch
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"The end of the World".. Nice. This is a beer I could drink all night. The 9% hides from you until the end. Crisp bite at the end is wonderful. It literary bellowed out of the bottle. Nice, thick head that left soap like stains on the glass. Smells of yeast and fruit. I had this beer about 5 years ago and forgot how good it really is. My favorite so far from Unibroue. More to come!! 750ml

Photo of jjanega08
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first beer I will pour into my new duvel tulip I can't wait.
A= pours a great bright orange completely hazy color with a great three finger off white head that keeps great lacing and great retention. Quite beautiful I must say.
S= cloves up front with yeasty spices. Little lemon in the nose. Maybe a little bubblegum?
T= very smooth and delicious. Lemons and cloves mostly. The first thing I taste is the clove swallowed quickly by lemon. There are undertones of pear and mango I believe. A little tropical almost. Very good. Usually don't care too much for the style but this is very nice.
M= high carbonation and a dryer clean finish. Very smooth and medium body.
D= pretty good. Ill most likely be seeking this one out again sometime. Fun little beer with just enough complexity and still your able to sit and sip it for a while without thinking too much.

Photo of drseamus
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Picturesque beer all around. Served in a Corsendonk tulip and the golden body plus the 1.5 pure white inch head came right to the top.

S: Nice aroma. There is a bit of apple and spice on top of the malt.

T: Good spice right up front with a touch of apple. Fairly sweet overall and rather tasty.

M: Great body. Nice and thick but still refreshing. It doesn't sit heavy on the tongue.

D: Pretty textbook tripel but not quite as good as the Belgian types. Probably the best from this side of the atlantic.

Photo of mattcrill
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick yellow amber color with a beautiful white head. Smells very yeasty and hoppy. I love the carbonation with the yeast floating in it. Very good looking beer. Tastes nice. A wonderful balance of hops and flavor. I expected this to be another "in your face" Belgian and that is not the case. This is very easy drinking. A lovely pale ale to be savored. Very flavorful without being overpowering. Besides being cost prohibitive, I would drink this more often.

Photo of baggio
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle@home - 2006 vintage

A: Hazy golden orange with a ok sized head. Very nice lacing!

S: Tropcial fruits, Yeast, Cloves, Citric notes. Wonderful!

T: Honey, Fruit (Apple, Pears, Bananas), Spices (Pepper!), Yeast.

M: Carbonation is at a medium level. Very nice balance and absolutely no trace of alcohol. Very impressive!

This is a favourite that i keep on coming back to again and again. Insanely drinkable for a 9% brew. Has the typical Unibroue yeast-character but if you can't get past that, you're missing out! Recommended++!

Photo of Coronaeus
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rousee
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orangey apricot color appearance. Fairly murky too. Nice 3mm head remains throughout. Smell is clean and fruity. Taste is deep rich blend of fruitiness and some excellent effervescence on the mouthfeel. This is an often overlooked beer. It is tremendous.

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle poured into a sick la chouffe tulip.

A- a firm pour yields two fingers of bright white head that holds for a little then settles to leave a solid ring and a few wisps on top. Slightly hazy golden sunshine yellow in color.

S- funky spicy yeast with a banana and biscuit flair. Other fruits and bready touches here and there.

T- nice back and forth between fruity esters and slightly funked up yeast. Malts a bone dry and scone like. Lots of spice and sweet.

M- just about medium in body with a nice smooth yet bright carb.

O- its been to long since I've had one of these. Its a classic and a damn good triple. I like it fresh and with of time some cool things start to go down.

Photo of deereless
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark straw in color, initial head was hefty and rocky though it dropped relatively quickly leaving a thin layer up top - 4.00, S: Nose is quite light and fruity, alcohol is noticeable but not off-putting, some sweet bananas and frosted cereal, aroma is a touch spicy and with lots of golden apple, I get traces of a holiday fruit cake but without all the heaviness - 4.50, T: Sweet grains as well as a solid spicy hop bite, also a fair amount of candied sugar which provides a dry bite, yeasty and bready, some pear and apple as well as a touch of orange, very good flavor profile - 4.00, M: The beer is quite dry and almost creates a puckering effect, ever so slightly grainy, light bodied - 4.00, D: A very nicely crafted beer, very drinkable - 4.00

Photo of rajendra82
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bubbly, pale gold appearance with a tall 2 inch rocky head crowning outside the goblet. There is a good deal of streaming carbonation in the underlying liquid. The head dies down in a fairly short time, leaving lots of lace around the glass.

Aroma is perfumey-sweet with notes of bananas, grapes, cane sugar, and hay. In short, what I expect from a Belgian, but without the funky sour notes.

Taste is sweet (pears, apples, caramel, cherry) with a dose of lime-lemon sourness. There is also a peppery zest in the aftertaste. The overall taste is a bit milder than I anticipated. There is a lot of creamy smoothness, and a mellow blended quality with none of the flavors stepping in front as dominant.

This is a very nice take on a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, but is not quite in the same class as the great Duvel. I do hope the new owners of Unibroue leave this one alone.

La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
96 out of 100 based on 8,724 ratings.